Greetings Gentle Unravelers!
I would love to be able to tell you that I have made progress on finishing my Marsa Alam however, it remains untouched. I am beginning to feel twinges of guilt about this fact, but the guilt is not enough to have spurred me to pick it up and knit.
Rather I have knit on my Tegna and have done a surprising amount of knitting on it! I began the holiday weekend with the body at roughly 10 inches and I ended the weekend with the body growing to 14 inches and I started my third ball of yarn! It seems that an easy to pick up and put down project worked well over the long holiday weekend and my progress shows that. My plan is to knit the body to 16 inches and then begin the divide for the sleeves, so I still have some “mindless” knitting to go before I get to that point, but I am closer than I was last week!
My reading was not bad this week, thanks to a couple of good audiobooks and hours and hours of garden work!
I finished listening to The Great Believers which I thought was very good, incredibly moving but long! I think there were some parts that dragged a bit for me which could have been solved via better editing. Still, I gave the book 4-stars.
I also listened to The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. It was a very quick listen. Quick but full of things to think about and more than a bit scary. I found much of this book to be a wakeup call – or rather, the-alarm-is-now-screaming-at-us-to-wake-the-eff-up!! The book is read by the author, which I appreciated tremendously. If you don’t think global warming is real – don’t bother with this book. However, if you are concerned about climate change and its effects on our future – I highly recommend this book! 5-stars.
The Widow’s of Malabar Hill was also in the finish column. I really struggled to get “into” this book at the start. It did eventually pick up though – I like Perveen Mistry and enjoyed hearing about India in the 1920’s. 3-stars and I will try the second book in the series and hopefully it will not have such a slow start!
Finally, Ali Smith’s Spring… WOW. I mean just wow. This book grabbed me from the first sentence, and it carried me along barely letting me put it down before I finished it! 5-stars and I cannot wait for the final book of this series!
That is all I have for this week, but what about you? What’s on your radar this week?
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I’m hesitant to try Spring by Ali Smith. I loved Autumn but didn’t make it through Winter. Maybe I should just give Winter another try?
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Your knitting looks great and those books (especially Spring by Ali Smith) sound really interesting. Going to put them on my list to check them out!
The Great Believers is on my list too. Did you decide on a classic? I want yo add one to my summer reading even though it isn’t really a box on my card.
Tegna is gorgeous Kat! Won’t be long till you get to the “great divide!” I tried either Autumn or Winter by Ali Smith and just could not get into it. I’m thinking maybe I should try again.
Tegna is beautiful, and I know what you mean about being able to “pick up and put down”. I don’t often have long stretches of time to knit, so “put-down-ability” is important to me. I’m also envious that you’re reading Spring. I didn’t put it on hold soon enough, and now I think it might be next spring by the time I get to read it!
I’ve just started wearing my Tegna (mine’s in linen, so definitely a warmer-weather Tegna), and I love it. Can’t wait to see yours all finished!
Oh your Tegna is going to be stunning! I’m glad to hear you loved Spring – I got it from the library, but the timing wasn’t right … so I’m back on the list.
The color on that Tegna is spectacular Kat! I’m interested in starting Autumn…could be a bingo square!
I just started Ali Smith’s Public Library. She’s so awesome.
Thanks for the book recommendations as always! Your Tegna is looking beautiful and reminding me that I should really start mine if I actually want to wear it this year!
beautiful knitting! I like pick up and go projects when I am busy and that’s what I’ve been for quite some time. However, summer break is looming and I’m thrilled to have a bit of breathing space.